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Luiza Paiva

Brazil, United Kingdom
Portuguese, Spanish
Climate Change, Racial Injustice, Refugee Crisis and Immigration, Human Rights
Impact Producing, Consulting, Alternative Distribution
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Luiza Paiva is a Brazilian/Portuguese Producer and Filmmaker based in between Brazil and London. She is specialised in creative production of films and has an MA in Media Practice for Development and Social Change at the University of Sussex as a Stuart Hall Foundation Scholar. Luiza started her career working for the award-winning filmmaker Walter Salles at VideoFilms in productions such as “Paulina”, screened in the International Critics' Week section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Nespresso Grand Prize and the FIPRESCI Prize. She acted in the production of Karim Ainouz's "Mariner of the Mountains", documentary premiered in Cannes and available on Mubi, and is also part of the crew of his latest english language debut, "Firebrand", produced by Magnolia Films in the UK. In 2016 she has co-founded Mairarê, a production company based in Brazil focused on films, festivals and media that talks about pressing issues faced by society and has social impact in its core. Luiza is now currently working in the UK as a freelancer for production companies and NGO's such as Global Witness, and as Impact Producer for documentaries such as "Where the Waves Break", by Inara Chayamiti, besides being part of the Torino Film ScriptLab as story editing participant in the 2022 edition.